The future is now and it’s probably in your hands or pocket.
It’s weird walking the streets and seeing a very large portion of people interacting with their smartphones. They see it as normal, and surprisingly (or maybe not) it already is! But if you look closer, this isn’t all that far removed from all those sci-fi settings where everyone has their own hi-tech assistant or personal identifier or whatever.
While the technology is already here, I feel like we’re a bit lacking in the ideology department. These very personal devices are still largely being used to reach the people carrying them, rather than for the people to reach whatever they want to. And while the devices are personal, they’re not personally owned yet.
So really it’s more of a dystopian sci-fi setting than a utopian one? Soon, though.